Liuzhou Laowai

Random thoughts on life in Liuzhou, Guangxi, China

A Moving Story

movingI’m moving home over the next couple of weeks (a long story) and so I am quite busy with all the aches and pains that involves. Therefore, things might be a bit quiet round here for a bit.

It’s not something I want to be doing and I ain’t looking forward to it. But…

First I have to get a new internet connection in the new place, then move 13 years of stuff acquired while I’ve been in this place. Hundreds of books. Gallons of wine.

Easiest to carry but most difficult to bear will be the many memories.

Sad time in cloud laowai.

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14 Responses to “A Moving Story”

  1. Garry Kennedy Says:

    Liuzhou Laowai,
    Thank you so much for this clever, amusing and informative website about China in general and Liuzhou in particular. You often poke fun at the actions of civic officials and you decry injustices and unsafe activities that you see around you but your love of this crazy, beautiful city and its people comes through loud and clear!
    May every one of your articles be preserved for antiquity. I urge you to put them in the form of a book. What a treasure trove they will be for archaeologists hundreds of years from now trying to understand daily life in Liuzhou at this time.
    My name is Garry Kennedy. When in Liuzhou I live at Wanli Huayuan on Hangying Lu. In Canada I live at Brantford, Ontario winters and Sioux Lookout, Ontario summers. My email is Anyone who loves Liuzhou is free to contact me.
    Garry Kennedy

  2. Liuzhou Laowai Says:

    Thank you Gary.

  3. Peking Tim Says:

    When you say that you are moving, does this mean out of China and with no plans to return?

    Your website and work is nothing short of magnificent. Thank you

  4. Liuzhou Laowai Says:

    Thank you, Tim. No, I’m merely moving house within Liuzhou.

  5. john O Says:

    Garry Kennedy says it all – many thanks for the articles and good luck with the move 🙂

  6. David Says:

    Van or tricycle ?
    I helped a friend move (twice) in Shanghai during which my knowledge of Chinese ways and customs increased exponentially . Made for some great photo memories and not a few aching muscles but many laughs .
    A time of very mixed emotions for you but how apposite you should be doing at the time of the rice planting ! Maybe treat us to a couple of photos ?
    Good luck and good wishes for your new lair …..

  7. Liuzhou Laowai Says:

    “Van or tricycle?”

    Neither. I’m moving within the same building. Brute force is all that is required.

  8. Ray Ducray Says:

    May your neighbours drilling not haunt you anymore !! Happy move !

  9. Liuzhou Laowai Says:

    There will be new neighbours – with drills. It’s China.

  10. Haiyan Says:

    Hi Ken, I can understand your feeling of moving out of your house, hope you will like your new house .

    Best wished and take good care~

  11. Brianna Says:

    I love your blog, and I’m glad to find out that you’re not moving out of China (as I originally thought), just moving into another apartment in the same building.

  12. Neil Says:

    Hope the move goes well and also that you may soon return to your tale telling function. May the Force be with you!

  13. Liuzhou Laowai Says:

    Thank you, everyone. I’m getting there with the help of some lovely friends.

  14. Da Wei Says:

    Been there, done that. Hope you drank the wine – its all much easier that way! 😉 Helps one to forget (for a while, at least)

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